The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger - Second Edition with a New Chapter by
ISBN: 0691170819
EAN13: 9780691170817
Language: English
Publication Date: Apr 5, 2016
Pages: 544
Dimensions: 1.7" H x 7.8" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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The continuous decline of ocean shipping costs in the last 40 years is rarely credited for the growth of global trade in contemporary literature. Don't miss this amazing history.--George Stalk, Boston Consulting Group and author of Surviving the China Riptide

An excellent piece of work.--Bruce Nelson, Dartmouth College

This book is dynamite. The experts who tell you the transistor and microchips changed the world are off base. The ugly, unglamorous, little-noticed shipping container has changed the world. Without it, there would be no globalization, no Wal-Mart, maybe even no high-tech. And what looks like low-tech is in fact a breathtaking technological innovation. Marc Levinson's sparkling and authoritative story is great fun to read, but it is spectacular economic history as well.--Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Fascinating, informative, wonderfully historicized. This is a terrific untold story.--Nelson Lichtenstein, University of California, Santa Barbara, and editor of Wal-Mart: the Face of Twenty-First Century Capitalism

The adoption of the modern shipping container may be a close second to the Internet in the way it has changed our lives. It has made products from every corner of the world commonplace and accessible everywhere. It has dramatically Read More chevron_right

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